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Canary Island Volcano Eruption


This afternoon news came in to say that for the first time since 1971, the Cumpre Vieja volcano in La Palma had erupted.

Those with mobility problems were evacuated soon after, as scientists registered 130 earthquakes after the eruption, all of whom were beginning to increase in intensity.

The eruption was expected after a series of earthquakes, and residents were soon asked to evacuate and to take pets, horses, livestock and other animals with them.  Although the area of Cabeza de Vaca, is mainly forested, there are scattered houses and farms within the locale.

One eye witness said that they were amazed at the size of the ash plume, lava showers, while many people said that the noise of the eruption was ‘spectacular!’

It is believe that the volcano will comprise of five to six craters.

Samantha Gannon

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